Thomas A. Foran with boxes full of petitions, ca. 1971

Thomas A. Foran with boxes full of petitions, ca. 1971. RJD_04_01_0033_0009_010


Archival collections at the University of Illinois at Chicago that relate to the Richard J. Daley Era:

Bob Crawford Audio Archive

Bilandic, Michael A. Papers

Bush, Earl Papers

Cohen, Christopher B. Papers

Daley, Richard J. Collection

Daley, Richard J. Ephemera Collection

Daley, Richard J. Oral History Collection

Kennelly, Martin H. Papers 

Kondor, Laszlo Photograph Collection

Natarus, Burton F. Papers

Sutker, Calvin R. Papers

View a list of our other collections.

Read biographies and transcripts of oral history interviews of contributors to this site.


Selected Bibliography:

Biles, Roger. Richard J. Daley: Politics, Race, and the Governing of Chicago. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1995.

Cohen, Adam and Elizabeth Taylor. American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley, His Battle for Chicago and the Nation. Boston: Little, Brown, 2000.

Gleason, William Francis. Daley of Chicago: the Man, the Mayor, and the Limits of Conventional Politics. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970.

Green, Paul M. “Mayor Richard J. Daley and the Politics of Good Government.” In The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition. Edited by Paul M. Green and Melvin G. Holli. 4th edition. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. Pages 144-159.

Kennedy, Eugene. Himself!: The Life and Times of Mayor Richard J. Daley. New York: Viking Press, 1978.

O’Connor, Len. Clout: Mayor Daley and His City. Chicago: H. Regnery Co., 1975.

Rakove, Milton L. We Don’t Want Nobody Nobody Sent: An Oral History of the Daley Years. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1979.

Royko, Mike. Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago. New York: New American Library, 1971.


Other Media Resources:

Chicago History Museum. “Chicago Politics Oral History Project

Daley, the Last Boss. (Documentary Film) Produced and directed by Barak Goodman and written by Barak Goodman and Geoffrey C. Ward. 112 min. Social Media Productions, 1995.

Mayor Daley: A Study in Power. (Documentary film) Produced and directed by Robert Markowitz. Ca. 60 min. CBS News, 1994.